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Old 16-06-2015, 11:08 PM   #21
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Suggest if you intend to have the tank in the living room got to be presentable so that when you have guest you don't feel akward. Since you going to have it in a new house, do have a good space planing taking into consideration all the furniture and things you going to have in the living before you decide the size of your tank. Of course for aro is 'as big as possible' do consider the foot print, maintenance and disturbance that will cause to yourself and family. Disposal is secondary as once having a tank you never look beyound (do you plan for giving up the hobby?). A good manufacturer of tank can easily last for 10 yrs or more. Do go for a reputated one and don't stinge on budget.
Hi Bro. Thank you for the view. I have put much thought into it, but my main worry is how long can a tank of such size remain running..10 years, 15 years.. any mishap would put me in dire straits..

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Old 16-06-2015, 11:10 PM   #22
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my tank for my red is 4x2.5x2. Need to use the toilet brush with extra long handle
Hi Bro.. how are you..??
Thank you for sharing, your tank size not too small for a Red?

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Old 16-06-2015, 11:18 PM   #23
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I think for a big tank like what you are thinking of, is the flooring able to accommodate? If you are staying in non landed property, you might want to think twice as the weight of the big 10ft tank is humongous. 2nd, no matter how good your media is, you still need to do wc. Should you have devided to get the tank of 10ft long, then you might want to consider installing pipings to your toilet to do wc, but of course your oc needs to approve it.
Hi Bro.
I'm staying in a landed property.. that's why I wanted a huge tank.
I wasn't able to have a tank bigger than 6 x 2.5 x 2.5 when I was staying in Hougang years ago.
My renovations are all done, so have to do WC the way I have always done.. hose to the toilet... should have thought about it before my renovations..

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Although mine is only 2.5ft deep but its 3 ft wide.
cleaning is already quite tough.
So I bought a 3M mob and clean the interior like mopping the floor...
Y didn't I think of that....tks!!
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Old 28-06-2015, 11:00 AM   #25
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Yes, sometime the height is so unbearable to clean and hurt your arm to the extend you feel like climbing into the tank to swim and clean.
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Old 28-06-2015, 12:09 PM   #26
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Hi Bro.. how are you..??
Thank you for sharing, your tank size not too small for a Red?

Cheers mate..!!

if I could have my way, I would definitely prefer a 7-footer for my min min but this is public housing

the 25" red can still turn around in the tank for the time being
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Old 28-06-2015, 12:41 PM   #27
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Y didn't I think of that....tks!!
Have to get those very soft and thick type of mop head.
because there are tiny coral chip stones, hard Superworm shells, mp shells or squid bone leftovers inside the tank and you might accidentally scratch the glass/fiber walls while wiping.

I always stump the mop a few times inside the tank to clear away hard objects then as I mop, I will push away the debris instead of absorbing into the mop.
Takes a bit of practice.
my rays, arowana are used to it already.
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Old 28-06-2015, 05:11 PM   #28
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Bro if I were you , 15 aro should be a sight .... Don't worry about bioload as your sump still can handle
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Old 28-06-2015, 11:17 PM   #29
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Yes, sometime the height is so unbearable to clean and hurt your arm to the extend you feel like climbing into the tank to swim and clean.
Ha ha ha..
That would be a lot more fun.. I sometimes go into the tank to clean.

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Old 28-06-2015, 11:24 PM   #30
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if I could have my way, I would definitely prefer a 7-footer for my min min but this is public housing

the 25" red can still turn around in the tank for the time being
As long as it is healthy & comfortable, but you will need to upgrade in future.

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